Originally Posted by MsOktober
Maybe you can help me. I read your post but I'm still unsure where my problem fits in. I think it .might. be a yeast infection.
The nail on my big toe looks flakey....as if I can peel off small layers. They are brittle as they grow out and end up breaking off fairly easy. Nail polish isn't adhering very well either.
What do you think?
If they are flaky and brittle, then it very well could be a fungus infection. A yeast infection doesn't make the nail plate crumble - fungus does. Fungus will also exhibit a yellowish discoloration to the nail plate where it is lifted.
Yeast, on the other hand, will not discolor the nail plate, it will only turn the smile line into a frown, but will remain quite even while it does this. Fungus will make the smile line look ragged.
If you suspect fungus, you can purchase Amoresse Thymol over the internet.